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  1. House of Futures Past
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    House of Futures Past

    Prince Charles, long an advocate of sustainability in architecture—including the use of natural building materials and the planting of organic gardens, but very conservative on the aesthetic...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.23.08

  2. Bunker Archaeology
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    Bunker Archaeology

    Paul Virilio's classic book of wartime architectural history, Bunker Archeology, is finally back in print with a fantastic new edition from Princeton Architectural Press. The book had taken on the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.22.08

  3. Coasters that Represent
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    Coasters that Represent

    Local Los Angeles design store darlings A+R have launched their first ever co-branded product. Teaming up with Japanese artist Nobuhiro Sato they've come out with some coasters that are...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.22.08

  4. Eames Gossip
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    Eames Gossip

    In the wake of InStyle Magazine's feature on the TV show "Gossip Girl" and its modern-mashup Manhattan apartment set (aka the Bass/Van der Woodsen residence, if you're a cognoscento), mid...

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.22.08

  5. The Recessionista: DIY Quilts
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    The Recessionista: DIY Quilts

    When Julie Floersch discusses her quilts, she could be talking about the science fiction novel A Wrinkle in Time or New Age studies of dimensions of reality.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.21.08

  6. Uniformity of Design
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    Uniformity of Design

    Where do typography, fashion, and history come together every spring, summer, and fall? On pro baseball uniforms, is where.

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.21.08

  7. Foundry-Fab
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    Foundry-Fab

    City Foundry on Atlantic Avenue is a cavernous, industrial space stuffed corner-to corner with furniture that is, for the most part, made of cast iron, aluminum, and other metals.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.21.08

  8. Built Like a Concrete House
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    Built Like a Concrete House

    Dorit Mizrahi and Oliviero Godi, working in Bergamo, Italy, as the firm Exposure Architects, have designed a house using prefabricated panels made of pollution-eating TX-Active concrete.

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.20.08

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    Domestic Gone Wild

    The name "domestic" conjures up many images and variations—often it's seen to suggest the hum-drum of what's too familiar, or the confines of four tight walls. Domestic pets....

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.20.08

  10. Philippe Starck, Discount Shopper?
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    Philippe Starck, Discount Shopper?

    “In a time of financial crisis, we must go back to timeless objects and rediscover the elegance of basics,” said designer Philippe Starck, right before his shopping spree through...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.20.08

  11. Fun with Color
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    Fun with Color

    For the visually inclined, Flickr can be an invitation to spend hours meandering virtually through the snapshots of strangers (an assuredly more rewarding vortex than party photos of your Facebook...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.19.08

  12. Sometimes You Need A Little Guardian
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    Sometimes You Need A Little Guardian

    The Rome-based design firm Tokidoki—Japanese for "sometimes"—produces high-concept toys for adults and kids both, including my personal favorites: an armed couple named...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.19.08

  13. Dwell Tests: Bialetti Hot Chocolate Pot, Dagoba Hot Chocolate
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    Dwell Tests: Bialetti Hot Chocolate Pot, Dagoba Hot Chocolate

    Coffee gets its percolator and tea has its kettle, but hot chocolate is most often relegated to a mug in the microwave. Why is this warm bev missing out on a maker all its own? Bialetti’s Hot...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.18.08

  14. Eco-Me Home Kit
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    Eco-Me Home Kit

    When Robin Kay Levin’s then 36-year-old sister was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005—without any family history of the disease—Levin began wondering just how toxic to our...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.18.08

  15. Iron and Crystal
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    Iron and Crystal

    Michael McHale may be the first designer to juxtapose Swarovski crystal with industrial piping. A pioneer of the deconstructed chandelier, who brought the medieval classic to the 21st century, has...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.18.08

  16. A Very Eames Christmas
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    A Very Eames Christmas

    Even if you can't pony up the cash to buy a living room full of iconic furniture by Charles and Ray Eames doesn't mean that there aren't some Eames-related stocking stuffers to splurge on.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.17.08

  17. White Forest Pottery
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    White Forest Pottery

    Sometimes there is nothing quite as simple or as gratifying as holding a bowl in your hand and having it fit just right.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.17.08

  18. A Case Study Case Study
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    A Case Study Case Study

    Meltdown, shmeltdown: If you've got a spare $14 million, you can have a genuine Case Study house, a Pacific Ocean view—and a 1990s mansion to boot.

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.17.08

  19. The Grass Phone
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    The Grass Phone

    Korea is a known hub for high-tech design, and it's increasingly a hotspot for innovation among young designers learning their trade in a gadget-loving place.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.17.08

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